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주제: Google offered to acquire WhatsApp for $10 billion 구글 WhatsApp 인수 시도

source - http://www.engadget.com/2014/02/20/goog … r-whatsapp

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WhatsApp just agreed to a $19 billion acquisition deal with Facebook

According to Forbes, Google offered $10 billion to acquire the app.

The Information reports that WhatsApp turned down this unusual proposal about six months ago.

450 million active users every month

Old-fashioned ordinary SMS service is worth $19 billion if it is offered for free thru the internet.  Who knew?

구글이 10조를 들려 사려고 하였지만 실패한 문자 서비스 페이스북이 19조에 인수하다.
오래되고 평범한 일반 문자서비스가 무료 인터넷을 만나면 19조원이 됩니다.  참 쉽죠?

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답변: Google offered to acquire WhatsApp for $10 billion 구글 WhatsApp 인수 시도

source - http://www.adotas.com/2014/02/breaking- … -whatsapp/

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$4 billion in cash, approximately $12 billion worth of Facebook shares, and $3 billion in restricted stock units to be granted to WhatsApp’s founders and employees that will vest over four years subsequent to closing,

Considering Facebook's market cap at 174.86B as of Feb. 21, 2014, Facebook sees WhatsApp is worth 1/10th of itself.  WhatsApp's final stake may change due to fluctuating nature of the stock market.  None the less, fixed cash of $3 Billion upfront certainly places it well ahead of Nest.

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답변: Google offered to acquire WhatsApp for $10 billion 구글 WhatsApp 인수 시도

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WhatsApp Messenger is available for Google Android, BlackBerry OS, Apple iOS, selected Nokia Series 40, Symbian, selected Nokia Asha platform, Microsoft Windows Phone and BlackBerry 10.

WhatsApp Inc. was founded in 2009 by Americans Brian Acton and Jan Koum (also the CEO), both former employees of Yahoo!, and is based in Mountain View, California.  The company employs 55 people.
source - wikipedia.org

Founded in 2009 and did not become a hit overnight, however.  Could this be the effect of emerging SNS networks that helped realize the "true" potential of conventional method of communication?  Over 100% growth on both user base and traffic in less than a year.

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답변: Google offered to acquire WhatsApp for $10 billion 구글 WhatsApp 인수 시도

source - http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/21/whatsapp

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the truth is that the company had three rounds of financing, with Sequoia as the sole investor.

According to documents unearthed by VC Experts, WhatsApp went from a $250k seed round in 2009 to an $8 million round at an ~$80 million valuation in 2011.

The final round, which we reported as a Series C here but was actually technically a Series B, was a $52 million round back in July 2013, at a ~$1.5 billion valuation.

with Sequoia eventually owning over 20 percent of WhatsApp. Its stake is now worth about $3.2 billion in cash and stock, an over 50x return on its investment in the company.

WHAT?  Do I hear the sound of facebook bubble bursting?

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